Period
to 23 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 23 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 11 13
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 11,632 14,088 14,379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.20% 14.27% 14.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.39% 59.94% 61.11%
Number of salaries quoted 9,380 11,464 12,540
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% -4.00%
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £56,250
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 19,587 23,505 23,528
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 23.91% 23.80% 24.13%
Number of salaries quoted 15,039 18,822 19,652
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +4.65%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the UK excluding London

Windows
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Windows in the UK excluding London

Windows
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 23 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Windows in the UK excluding London

Windows
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 23 May 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +3 3,839 £39,000 -1.48% 209
North of England +4 2,523 £36,000 -1.37% 211
Midlands +5 1,781 £38,500 +8.30% 120
South West -1 1,401 £37,500 - 96
North West +4 1,372 £37,500 - 116
East of England +3 1,289 £37,500 -3.85% 121
West Midlands +4 1,129 £38,875 +11.07% 68
Yorkshire +3 955 £35,000 -3.25% 86
East Midlands +2 649 £37,500 - 52
Scotland -5 548 £38,500 +10.00% 28
Wales +4 229 £36,000 +20.00% 22
North East +10 201 £35,686 +17.00% 9
Northern Ireland -27 45 £25,000 -23.08% 2
Channel Islands +1 10 £30,000 -57.14%
Isle of Man -6 3 £45,000 +24.14% 1
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for Windows.

1 5,173 (44.47%) Microsoft
2 4,979 (42.80%) Active Directory
3 4,561 (39.21%) Windows Server
4 3,339 (28.71%) VMware
5 3,276 (28.16%) Linux
6 3,055 (26.26%) Office 365
7 2,707 (23.27%) Microsoft Azure
8 2,580 (22.18%) SQL
9 2,379 (20.45%) ITIL
10 2,178 (18.72%) SQL Server
11 2,062 (17.73%) VMware Infrastructure
12 2,012 (17.30%) Windows 10
13 1,783 (15.33%) Firewall
14 1,782 (15.32%) Windows Server 2012
15 1,764 (15.17%) Agile Software Development
16 1,727 (14.85%) Windows 7
17 1,702 (14.63%) Microsoft Office
18 1,700 (14.61%) Hyper-V
19 1,688 (14.51%) DNS
20 1,634 (14.05%) PowerShell
21 1,599 (13.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 1,553 (13.35%) Cisco
23 1,551 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
24 1,463 (12.58%) C#
25 1,460 (12.55%) MS Exchange
26 1,394 (11.98%) DHCP
27 1,382 (11.88%) Windows Server 2008
28 1,364 (11.73%) Citrix
29 1,333 (11.46%) Amazon AWS
30 1,259 (10.82%) .NET

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1,460 (12.55%) MS Exchange
2 765 (6.58%) IIS
3 731 (6.28%) SharePoint
4 435 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 364 (3.13%) Skype for Business
6 336 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2013
7 258 (2.22%) Apache
8 155 (1.33%) Confluence
9 147 (1.26%) Tomcat
10 113 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
11 86 (0.74%) WebSphere
12 85 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
13 81 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
14 77 (0.66%) WebLogic
15 65 (0.56%) IBM Notes
16 63 (0.54%) JBoss
17 57 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
18 56 (0.48%) CMS
19 52 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
20 34 (0.29%) nginx
Applications
1 1,702 (14.63%) Microsoft Office
2 216 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 137 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 83 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 50 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 14 (0.12%) Acrobat
8 13 (0.11%) CATIA
9 11 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
10 8 (0.069%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 8 (0.069%) AutoCAD
10 8 (0.069%) InVision
10 8 (0.069%) Sketch
11 4 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.034%) Chatbot
11 4 (0.034%) GNU Octave
11 4 (0.034%) Zeplin
12 3 (0.026%) InDesign
12 3 (0.026%) OmniGraffle
12 3 (0.026%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 43 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
2 41 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 26 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 18 (0.15%) Maximo
5 15 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 14 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
7 13 (0.11%) SAP Business One
8 12 (0.10%) Carpe Diem
8 12 (0.10%) Elite 3E
8 12 (0.10%) JDE OneWorld
9 10 (0.086%) SAP ERP
10 9 (0.077%) Dynamics GP
10 9 (0.077%) Oracle EBS
10 9 (0.077%) SAP BPC
10 9 (0.077%) Workfront
11 8 (0.069%) nopCommerce
11 8 (0.069%) Sage 200
11 8 (0.069%) Sage X3
12 7 (0.060%) Odoo
12 7 (0.060%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3,055 (26.26%) Office 365
2 2,707 (23.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 1,333 (11.46%) Amazon AWS
4 353 (3.03%) IaaS
5 338 (2.91%) Azure Active Directory
6 291 (2.50%) SaaS
7 239 (2.05%) Google Cloud Platform
8 235 (2.02%) PaaS
9 147 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
10 119 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
11 115 (0.99%) OneDrive
12 100 (0.86%) Azure Stack
13 98 (0.84%) GitHub
14 93 (0.80%) Mimecast
15 87 (0.75%) Power Platform
16 62 (0.53%) Serverless
17 56 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 56 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
18 54 (0.46%) Amazon S3
19 39 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1,783 (15.33%) Firewall
2 1,688 (14.51%) DNS
3 1,394 (11.98%) DHCP
4 1,115 (9.59%) TCP/IP
5 1,012 (8.70%) LAN
6 1,011 (8.69%) WAN
7 770 (6.62%) VPN
8 678 (5.83%) SAN
9 498 (4.28%) VLAN
10 471 (4.05%) Network Security
11 426 (3.66%) Internet
12 411 (3.53%) VoIP
13 387 (3.33%) Skype
14 354 (3.04%) Wireless
15 233 (2.00%) Remote Desktop
16 223 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
17 176 (1.51%) NAS
18 173 (1.49%) MPLS
19 148 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
20 146 (1.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,178 (18.72%) SQL Server
2 337 (2.90%) MySQL
3 321 (2.76%) Relational Database
4 224 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 204 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 177 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 167 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
8 161 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
9 139 (1.19%) NoSQL
10 134 (1.15%) Oracle Database
11 131 (1.13%) Big Data
12 116 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
13 107 (0.92%) MongoDB
14 96 (0.83%) RDBMS
15 94 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
16 83 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
17 71 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
18 69 (0.59%) Power BI
19 60 (0.52%) GIS
20 57 (0.49%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 602 (5.18%) Git (software)
2 457 (3.93%) Jenkins
3 455 (3.91%) Visual Studio
4 433 (3.72%) JIRA
5 291 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 209 (1.80%) TeamCity
7 192 (1.65%) Subversion
8 164 (1.41%) Selenium
9 160 (1.38%) Octopus Deploy
10 137 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 118 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
12 93 (0.80%) Bitbucket
12 93 (0.80%) Cucumber
13 90 (0.77%) Maven
14 62 (0.53%) GitLab
15 52 (0.45%) Eclipse
15 52 (0.45%) MSI
16 51 (0.44%) JMeter
17 49 (0.42%) Bugzilla
17 49 (0.42%) SoapUI
General
1 1,112 (9.56%) Finance
2 388 (3.34%) Retail
3 271 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 226 (1.94%) Manufacturing
5 199 (1.71%) Legal
6 188 (1.62%) Banking
7 187 (1.61%) Marketing
8 151 (1.30%) Electronics
9 127 (1.09%) Law
10 118 (1.01%) Back Office
11 90 (0.77%) Advertising
11 90 (0.77%) Aerospace
11 90 (0.77%) Games
12 66 (0.57%) Automotive
13 50 (0.43%) Military
14 37 (0.32%) Financial Institution
15 30 (0.26%) Billing
16 19 (0.16%) Multimedia
16 19 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
17 18 (0.15%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1,974 (16.97%) Analyst
2 1,377 (11.84%) Support Engineer
3 1,276 (10.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1,108 (9.53%) Developer
5 1,062 (9.13%) IT Support
6 916 (7.87%) IT Engineer
7 874 (7.51%) Support Analyst
8 642 (5.52%) 2nd Line Support
9 632 (5.43%) Software Engineer
10 516 (4.44%) IT Analyst
11 484 (4.16%) IT Support Engineer
12 441 (3.79%) Administrator
13 434 (3.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 403 (3.46%) Service Analyst
15 390 (3.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 378 (3.25%) Service Desk Analyst
17 377 (3.24%) Software Developer
18 366 (3.15%) .NET Developer
19 341 (2.93%) DevOps Engineer
20 340 (2.92%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,259 (10.82%) .NET
2 578 (4.97%) Web Services
3 539 (4.63%) HTML
4 436 (3.75%) ASP.NET
5 423 (3.64%) CSS
6 334 (2.87%) .NET Framework
7 331 (2.85%) XML
8 279 (2.40%) AngularJS
9 239 (2.05%) JSON
10 223 (1.92%) jQuery
11 213 (1.83%) SOAP
12 207 (1.78%) Node.js
13 205 (1.76%) WCF
14 199 (1.71%) WPF
15 198 (1.70%) REST
16 189 (1.62%) ASP.NET Web API
17 169 (1.45%) RESTful
18 164 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
19 155 (1.33%) Spring
20 148 (1.27%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 765 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
2 734 (6.31%) Data Centre
3 556 (4.78%) Self-Motivation
4 435 (3.74%) Management Information System
5 369 (3.17%) Driving Licence
6 288 (2.48%) Public Cloud
7 279 (2.40%) Clustering
8 233 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
9 223 (1.92%) Replication
10 213 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
11 176 (1.51%) Fintech
12 135 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
13 131 (1.13%) PKI
14 129 (1.11%) User Experience
15 122 (1.05%) Fat Client
15 122 (1.05%) Thin Client
16 116 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
17 107 (0.92%) Private Cloud
17 107 (0.92%) Robotics
18 105 (0.90%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4,561 (39.21%) Windows Server
2 3,276 (28.16%) Linux
3 2,012 (17.30%) Windows 10
4 1,782 (15.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 1,727 (14.85%) Windows 7
6 1,382 (11.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 928 (7.98%) Unix
8 501 (4.31%) Windows 8
9 389 (3.34%) Android
10 331 (2.85%) Apple iOS
10 331 (2.85%) Windows Server 2003
11 242 (2.08%) Windows XP
12 223 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 202 (1.74%) CentOS
14 199 (1.71%) Mac OS
15 162 (1.39%) Mac OS X
16 159 (1.37%) Ubuntu
17 107 (0.92%) AIX
18 105 (0.90%) Debian
19 77 (0.66%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,379 (20.45%) ITIL
2 1,764 (15.17%) Agile Software Development
3 1,599 (13.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1,551 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
5 1,082 (9.30%) DevOps
6 883 (7.59%) Software Engineering
7 584 (5.02%) Mentoring
8 570 (4.90%) Migration
9 567 (4.87%) Project Management
10 557 (4.79%) Computer Science
11 546 (4.69%) Test Automation
12 540 (4.64%) Service Management
13 537 (4.62%) Service Delivery
14 525 (4.51%) Information Security
15 490 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
16 466 (4.01%) Cybersecurity
17 459 (3.95%) Continuous Integration
18 447 (3.84%) Incident Management
19 428 (3.68%) Scrum
20 402 (3.46%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2,580 (22.18%) SQL
2 1,634 (14.05%) PowerShell
3 1,463 (12.58%) C#
4 950 (8.17%) Python
5 883 (7.59%) Java
6 848 (7.29%) JavaScript
7 755 (6.49%) C++
8 443 (3.81%) Bash Shell
9 380 (3.27%) C
10 378 (3.25%) T-SQL
11 246 (2.11%) Ruby
12 214 (1.84%) PHP
13 175 (1.50%) Perl
14 158 (1.36%) VB.NET
15 152 (1.31%) Shell Script
16 137 (1.18%) VB
17 136 (1.17%) VBScript
18 88 (0.76%) PL/SQL
19 50 (0.43%) VB6
20 49 (0.42%) Go
Qualifications
1 1,230 (10.57%) Degree
2 1,214 (10.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 864 (7.43%) Security Cleared
4 699 (6.01%) MCSE
5 599 (5.15%) MCSA
6 530 (4.56%) Cisco Certification
7 518 (4.45%) SC Cleared
8 411 (3.53%) CCNA
9 370 (3.18%) MCP
10 306 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
11 285 (2.45%) DV Cleared
12 246 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 242 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
14 206 (1.77%) CISSP
15 174 (1.50%) MCITP
16 155 (1.33%) CCNP
17 135 (1.16%) A+ Certification
18 105 (0.90%) Citrix Certification
19 103 (0.89%) ISTQB
20 88 (0.76%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,003 (8.62%) SLA
2 352 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 269 (2.31%) QA
4 244 (2.10%) GDPR
5 140 (1.20%) PCI DSS
6 93 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
7 71 (0.61%) PMO
8 43 (0.37%) COBIT
8 43 (0.37%) ISO 9001
9 42 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 41 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 33 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 31 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 26 (0.22%) DICOM
14 21 (0.18%) JSP 440
15 17 (0.15%) ISO 22301
16 12 (0.10%) GAMP
17 11 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 27005
18 8 (0.069%) HIPAA
19 7 (0.060%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4,979 (42.80%) Active Directory
2 2,062 (17.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,700 (14.61%) Hyper-V
4 527 (4.53%) VMware ESXi
5 459 (3.95%) Docker
6 458 (3.94%) vSphere
7 375 (3.22%) XenApp
8 281 (2.42%) Virtual Machines
9 222 (1.91%) XenDesktop
10 165 (1.42%) Virtual Servers
11 162 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
12 88 (0.76%) Firmware
13 84 (0.72%) Terminal Services
14 72 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
15 67 (0.58%) VirtualBox
16 65 (0.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 49 (0.42%) BitLocker
18 48 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
19 44 (0.38%) Terminal Server
20 40 (0.34%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1,120 (9.63%) SCCM
2 475 (4.08%) Ansible
3 425 (3.65%) Puppet
4 345 (2.97%) SCOM
5 301 (2.59%) Kubernetes
6 297 (2.55%) Terraform
7 271 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
8 262 (2.25%) WSUS
9 227 (1.95%) Microsoft Intune
10 156 (1.34%) vCenter Server
11 134 (1.15%) SCVMM
12 121 (1.04%) Backup Exec
13 98 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
14 96 (0.83%) Nagios
15 89 (0.77%) SCOrch
16 85 (0.73%) AirWatch
17 77 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
17 77 (0.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
18 76 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
19 70 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 5,173 (44.47%) Microsoft
2 3,339 (28.71%) VMware
3 1,553 (13.35%) Cisco
4 1,364 (11.73%) Citrix
5 644 (5.54%) Oracle
6 633 (5.44%) HP
7 417 (3.58%) Dell
8 394 (3.39%) Veeam
9 341 (2.93%) Apple
10 295 (2.54%) Red Hat
11 291 (2.50%) NetApp
12 278 (2.39%) IBM
13 223 (1.92%) Symantec
14 212 (1.82%) Google
15 200 (1.72%) SAP
16 179 (1.54%) ServiceNow
17 167 (1.44%) SolarWinds
18 159 (1.37%) EMC
18 159 (1.37%) McAfee
19 151 (1.30%) Avaya